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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Adults who have a body mass index greater than 25.00 (Overweight or Obese)*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,683 346 23.3 20.6-26.1 1,337 76.7 73.9-79.4
GENDER
Female 1,683 346 23.3 20.6-26.1 1,337 76.7 73.9-79.4
RACE
African American 1,683 346 23.3 20.6-26.1 1,337 76.7 73.9-79.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 1 9.2 1.1-46.6 8 90.8 53.4-98.9
-English Speaking 9 1 9.2 1.1-46.6 8 90.8 53.4-98.9
Non-Hispanic 1,670 344 23.3 20.7-26.2 1,326 76.7 73.8-79.3
AGE
18-24 81 42 53.6 40.8-65.9 39 46.4 34.1-59.2
25-34 238 55 24.5 18.4-31.8 183 75.5 68.2-81.6
35-44 303 63 19.6 14.8-25.4 240 80.4 74.6-85.2
45-54 362 44 11.4 8.2-15.7 318 88.6 84.3-91.8
55-64 318 54 19.7 14.8-25.8 264 80.3 74.2-85.2
65-74 230 41 17.0 11.7-23.9 189 83.0 76.1-88.3
75+ 140 45 31.0 22.8-40.7 95 69.0 59.3-77.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 350 64 21.3 16.0-27.8 286 78.7 72.2-84.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 599 126 24.2 19.8-29.3 473 75.8 70.7-80.2
Some Post-H.S. 416 80 20.8 16.2-26.3 336 79.2 73.7-83.8
College Graduate 316 76 26.6 20.7-33.5 240 73.4 66.5-79.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 370 77 25.4 19.7-32.2 293 74.6 67.8-80.3
$15,000- 24,999 443 74 17.9 13.5-23.3 369 82.1 76.7-86.5
$25,000- 34,999 229 39 18.5 12.9-25.8 190 81.5 74.2-87.1
$35,000- 49,999 185 35 19.9 13.9-27.8 150 80.1 72.2-86.1
$50,000-74,999 124 26 22.6 14.1-34.2 98 77.4 65.8-85.9
$75,000+ 98 31 30.4 21.0-41.8 67 69.6 58.2-79.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 649 105 17.3 13.8-21.4 544 82.7 78.6-86.2
No 958 223 26.9 23.2-30.9 735 73.1 69.1-76.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 59 15 33.4 19.8-50.5 44 66.6 49.5-80.2
Non-Veteran 1,621 331 22.8 20.2-25.7 1,290 77.2 74.3-79.8

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*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2).
BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=B MI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 30.0

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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